I want to remind everyone of the upcoming Annual Conference that is held by the Du Page County Genealogical Society. You can visit the main web site of the society to find out more about them and what is available at their site at www.dcgs.org.
Their conference will take place on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. Charles, IL from 8 AM until about 4 PM. At 8 AM, you can register as a walk-in if you have not previously registered, have some morning refreshments that you can buy and take a look at the materials available for purchase from the vendors that are also participating at the conference. The actual genealogy presentations will start at 8:45 AM. The last series of genealogical presentations will start at 3 PM.
I have previously mentioned this upcoming annual conference at our own programs and have provided those in attendance with a paper handout of the conference details.
I encourage everyone to visit the Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual Conference Information directly at the following link:
At their site in the above link you will find out all the details about the upcoming program such as:
- Information about the Hilton Garden Inn and driving directions to the facility.
- Registration Fees (Walk-Ins are welcome. Supplied lunch cannot be guaranteed but there are plenty of places in the local vicinity to have a lunch on your own.)
- Program Titles, Times, Intended Level of the Program (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)and Speakers.
- Speaker Biographies
- Vendor Information
- Other Societies Information
- Information on Previous Annual Conferences
I am a big proponent for attending these one day, all day local conferences. You will be exposed to multiple genealogy presentations that you can choose to attend throughout the day.
There are 4 segments of programs that occur. One is at 8:45 AM, one at 10:30 AM, one at 1:30 PM and one at 3 PM. Within the 8:45 AM segment and the 10:30 AM segment are 3 unique presentations. Within the 1:30 PM and the 3:00 PM segments are 4 unique presentations. You will be attending one of the segments that is of interest to you. So you will actually be able to hear four unique programs among the 14 that will be offered.
The speakers that will be offering their unique presentations are:
- Jeffrey Bockman
- John Phillip Colletta
- Carol Magnuson
- Tom Pinnick
- George K Schweitzer, Ph.D
- Michelle Bray Wilson
These speakers are some of the best of the best that you can encounter as you expand your genealogical knowledge.
I have previously attended this conference. It is one of the best conferences that you can attend in the local area. If you have never attended such an all-inclusive one day conference, then this is the one to experience. The location is close, the facility is great, the organization is superb, the programs are outstanding, the speakers are top-rated, the vendors have great material and other societies are represented!
You will have a great genealogical learning experience in one day that will expand your genealogical knowledge and assist you further in your own research efforts.
Take a closer look at the Du Page County Genealogical Society Annual Conference Information by clicking on the link I provided above. All of the information about the conference can be found here.
Our library provides one program per month. Here is your chance to hear four presentations by top-rated speakers in one day.
I don’t think you will be disappointed.
Schaumburg Township District Library